Cuban fastball pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Kansas City) was included in the 50-man roster for the WBC England team. This is a ‘surprise’ news.
On the 26th (hereafter Korean time), Cuban baseball reporter Giordano Camona said on his SNS, “Chapman has revealed that he has been included in the WBC British 50-man preliminary list. It is still unknown whether he will actually play in the tournament.” .
Chapman, a fastball pitcher who had a splendid heyday as a closer for the New York Yankees, was born in Cuba as is widely known. Currently, his nationality is also Cuban and American. But how did he make it to the England national team? 먹튀검증
It is because of the nationality of his parents. Chapman’s parents and family are from Jamaica, which was a British colony until 1962. Because his parents have British citizenship, Chapman is also eligible for British citizenship. The WBC is relatively free to decide which countries to participate in. Even if a player has dual nationality, he or she can choose to compete in either country, and the nationality of the parents also applies. It’s a bit complicated, but if you qualify for citizenship of the country for various reasons like Chapman, you can also participate.
In the process of packing up the preliminary entry, England looked for a target by expanding the range as well as the current British national player, and it seems that Chapman was included among them.
However, it is unclear whether he will be able to play for the British national team in the WBC. After parting ways with the Yankees last year, Chapman recently signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals. It may be difficult for him to participate in the WBC in March as it is an important season for his comeback.